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Meet the new Dodge Attitude

by David Zatz on

The old Dodge Attitude, sold in Mexico, was a Hyundai with limited Dodge badging. The new one is a Mitsubishi, which has been made over even more effectively than the new, Fiat-based Dodge Vision.

The 2015 Dodge Attitude will sell in one of Mexico’s largest segments. There are two trim levels, SE and SXT, both of which come with a 1.2 liter, three-cylinder engine producing 79 hp and 78 lb-ft, with a five-speed manual or a CVT. Fuel economy is best in class, estimated at 47 mpg city, 63.5 highway (this is not directly comparable to US EPA estimates).

The trunk is 450 liters (15.9 cubic feet), which is quite spacious — not far from that of the current Chrysler 300C (16.4 cubic feet, or 500 liters), which is 199 inches long to the Attitude’s 167 inches.

The car is well featured for the class — starting at under 158,000 pesos (currently, around US$10,800). It has front ventilated-disc brakes and rear drums, with an independent McPherson front suspension and rigid rear axle; the SXT adds a front stabilizer bar.

On the chart above, blue is highway, white is city, red is combined. These are based on the Mexican test cycle and are not directly comparable to American figures, but clearly show an advantage for the Dodge.

The Dodge Attitude includes front driver and passenger airbags, hands-free phone controls, filtered air conditioning, a trip computer, steering-wheel audio,  and numerous other features. The stereo is a removable-face Sony with CD, USB, and iPod input — but only two speakers on SE, four on SXT.  There are five colors: black, gray, silver, red, and white.

Chrysler de México, which distributes Mitsubishis, has also launched the new Mirage, which is the basis for the Attitude.  It shares the same powertrain but has a different face and is sold as a hatchback. (We have a comparison photo on our Attitude page).

For more, see our new 2015 Dodge Attitude page.

Thanks to Mr. Source and Chrysler de México.

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